CTU’s 1st International ICT Forecast and Industry Watch Meeting

January 15, 2024
Venue: Virtual

Dear Stakeholder,

On behalf of Secretary-General Rodney Taylor, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) Secretariat is pleased to announce the hosting of CTU’s 2024 1st International ICT Forecast and Industry Watch Meeting on Monday 15th January 2024. This is the 1st in a series of preparatory meetings to be held quarterly in 2024. 

The meeting will apprise stakeholders of the upcoming series of regional and international meetings taking place in the 1st quarter of 2024. The Secretariat has invited partner organisations to present a brief on each meeting to demonstrate the importance of Caribbean representation at all major decision-making events for the region.  

Please join us for this important meeting!



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2:00 p.m. Welcome Remarks Mr. Rodney Taylor

Secretary-General, CTU

2:05 p.m. 25th – 26th January 2024 (Trinidad and Tobago)

The 8th annual Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum (TTIGF)

Mr. Tracy Hackshaw

Director, TTMAG

2:15 p.m. 28th – 30th January 2024 (Trinidad and Tobago)

CANTO Connect and 40th AGM

Mrs. Teresa Wankin

Secretary-General, CANTO

2:30 p.m. 21st & 22nd February 2024 (Virtual)

Spectrum Mgt Task Force Mtg. and Workshop


14th – 16th May 2024 (Jamaica)

Caribbean Spectrum Management Conference and Meeting of the SMTF

Mr. Nigel Cassimire

Deputy Secretary-General, CTU


Mr. Dan Craft

Managing Director

Forum Europe

2:40 p.m. 26th – 29th February 2024 (Spain)

GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC)

Ms. Campbell Massie

Director of Public Policy – GSMA

2:50 p.m. 2nd – 7th March 2024 (Puerto Rico)


Mr. Rodrigo De La Parra

Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean and Managing Director LAC Regional Office, ICANN

3:00 p.m. 11th – 12th March 2024 (Virtual)

SMART Seas: Properties for Accessible for Communications at Sea for Small-scale Fishers workshop

Mr. Tariq Mohammed

Consultant Engineer |

International Telecommunication Union (ITU), SMART Seas Project

3:10 p.m. 22nd March 2024 (Virtual)

Artificial Intelligence Webinar – Opportunities and Threats for the Caribbean

Mr. Rodney Taylor

Secretary-General, CTU

Annita Montoute, PhD (TBC)

Interim Director

Institute of International Relations, UWI, St. Augustine

3:20 p.m. 14th – 17th April 2024 (Barbados)


18th April 2024 (Barbados)


Mr. Bevil Wooding

Director, Caribbean Affairs



3:30 p.m. Caribbean Cybersecurity Landscape Mr. Niel Harper

Director, ISACA



3:45 p.m. Global Industry Watch Mr. Ari Lopes

Senior Research Manager Americas, OMDIA

3:55 p.m Wrap Up Mr. Rodney Taylor, CTU

Day 1

Mr. Jimmy RodriguezCANTO Connect and 40th AGM
Dan CraftCaribbean Spectrum Management Conference
Ms. Campbell MassieMWC 24
Mr. Rodrigo De La ParraICANN 79
Mr. Tariq MohammedSmart Seas
Mr. Yacine KhelladiEU-LAC Digital Alliance
Mr. Ari Lopes2024 Trends to Watch